Keyed/keyless barrel for bone plates

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5749872
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08525853

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A fixator for internally fixating bone fractures includes an elongate plate portion, a head portion and a barrel extending from the head portion. The elongate plate portion defines at least one plate aperture extending through the plate for receiving bone screws to fasten the fixator to a shaft of a bone. The barrel extends from the head portion and has a generally cylindrical inner surface configured for slidably receiving an end of both keyed and non-keyed lag screws. The cylindrical inner surface further defines at least one keyway along a length of the tube for receiving a key of a keyed lag screw to prevent rotation of the keyed lag screw and for also allowing rotation of a non-keyed lag screw.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BIOMET C.V.GIBRALTAR, GI187
DEPUY ACE MEDICAL COMPANYEL SEGUNDO, CA6

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clewett, Richard H Los Angeles, CA 4 377
Kyle, Richard F Long Lake, MN 13 906
Wright, Drew D Santa Monica, CA 1 167

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